The Vet Art Project provides opportunities for veterans, family, and friends to work with expressive arts therapists and creative media to foster storytelling and attain more personal understanding, awareness, and peace.
“Veterans are the light at the tip of the candle, illuminating the way for the whole nation. If veterans can achieve awareness, transformation, understanding, and peace, they can share with the rest of society the realities of war. And they can teach us how to make peace with ourselves, and each other, so we never have to use violence to resolve conflicts again.”—Thich Nhat Hanh
Founded by drama therapist and social artist Lisa Peacock, MA, RDT, she and her colleagues offer expressive arts therapeutic programming for veterans, family members, and friends including workshops, exhibits, community discussions, and public performances of new art by veteran artists, and by veteran and artist collaborative teams, followed by talkbacks with veteran participants. Programming is offered across the United States. Recent collaborations include the National Initiative for Arts & Health in the Military (author of a recent White Paper), Maryland Expressive Arts Therapy Conference (forthcoming), American Legion Auxiliary, the Akron Art Museum, Miami University, Ursuline College, Cuyahoga Community College, and Family & Community Services Veterans Programming.
Telling Stories Saves Lives
The Vet Art Project builds
Programming for veterans and family members is always at no cost to participants. The project is supported through grants and donations.